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White Hinterland – Moon Jam Lyrics 10 years ago
Fantastic song. I think it's about retreating into a world of fear and helplessness, and realizing the futility of such emotions, and rising above it.

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Nellie McKay – Gin Rummy Lyrics 10 years ago
I think this is about George W. Bush, or more generally, the hope that people might be able to realize their mistakes before they make them, and have the courage to make a change before it's too late.

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The Tragically Hip – Inevitability Of Death Lyrics 10 years ago
I like the chorus, sometimes when having these kinds of conversations, people can beat the inevitability to death to death, just a little bit.

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Shabazz Palaces – Are You... Can You... Were You? (Felt) Lyrics 10 years ago
You're right to my ears, kitten.

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The Tragically Hip – We'll Go Too Lyrics 10 years ago
It surely is, laurieloo 82!

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Neil Young – The Needle And The Damage Done Lyrics 10 years ago
Haha, I actually think this is a great little piece of post-modern art. Nice job.

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Neil Young – The Needle And The Damage Done Lyrics 10 years ago
I used to hang out with a lot of people who did a lot of drugs. I was the nerd who didn't do much beyond smoke pot. Now they're all gone and I miss them terribly. Every junkie's like a setting sun, indeed.

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of Montreal – Rapture Rapes the Muses Lyrics 10 years ago
I think the title is basically describing the style of the song. It's really like a disco punk version of a Throwing Muses song, ala The Rapture. Anyone who knows both bands can hear it clearly.

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Pixies – U-Mass Lyrics 11 years ago
I think it's a very gentle poke at youth culture. He's making fun, but it's affectionate. Most of us who went to college resembled this character at the time, as they should, it's what being young is all about. It's educationallll!

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Steely Dan – Black Cow Lyrics 11 years ago
I've been to Rudy's many times, it's in Hell's Kitchen on 9th Avenue in New York, and it is indeed the kind of place where such things are likely to occur. It's got a big plastic pig outside. Stop by and have a hotdog if you get the chance, it'll put hair on your chest.

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The Tragically Hip – Let's Stay Engaged Lyrics 11 years ago
I'm sort of going through this right now. My current girlfriend and I are moving in completely different directions and we're finally realizing that it isn't going to work. It's nobody's fault, it just isn't our time right now. We still respect and love each other, but it's time to go our separate ways. Until we meet again...

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Frank Black – Punk Rock City Lyrics 12 years ago
This is a fun song. It's about punk rockers genetically engineered to survive on Mars to work in the mines. It's the underground, literally.

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The Fiery Furnaces – Ex-Guru Lyrics 12 years ago
This song is hilarious! Look for the David Byrne cover version, he adds an extra verse.

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St. Vincent – The Strangers Lyrics 12 years ago
She's sort of like a demented Disney character, a photo-negative Snow White. I like it.

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St. Vincent – Laughing With A Mouth of Blood Lyrics 12 years ago
I really like this song, it reminds me of Talking Heads, in sound and subject matter, a song like Mind or Don't Worry About The Government.

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Stereolab – Vodiak Lyrics 13 years ago
I think it's "There are things I cannot control."


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The Tragically Hip – Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man Lyrics 13 years ago
One of my favorite songs of all time, reminds me of my best friend who passed away 8 years ago. It's great when you meet somebody who you can vibe with on any level, idol conversation, dive in or hang back.

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The Tragically Hip – Vapour Trails Lyrics 13 years ago
This song picks up one of the reoccurring themes on Phantom Power, the Mexicans leaning over their hoes are like the Superfarmer bent on the cover of Time in The Rules.

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The Tragically Hip – An Inch An Hour Lyrics 13 years ago
This is an under-rated song. It's like Poets in that I think he means the opposite of what he's saying, or at least is ambivalent, as in Poets he says what poets say doesn't matter, but says it in a beautiful poetic way. Here, he's listing all of these things that don't give him that certain feeling, but the way he says it, especially the vacant walks in moonglow, sure sound like special moments to me. Excellent.

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Pavement – Robyn Turns 26 Lyrics 13 years ago
Ah, the very last Pavement song, from the At Home With The Groovebox compilation (Pick it up, it's great.)
Here, SM and crew poke fun at their own constituency, the infamous Gen-X Slackers. This song's pretty hilarious and the think stuff she's eatin is Sizzelean, a faux bacon product from the 80's. "Move over bacon, now there's something leaner!"


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Beck – Modesto Lyrics 13 years ago
Oh, I must be in the minority, because I've come to love Stereopathetic, it's craptacular.
But I was never a big fan of this song, smooshed on the end as it is, until recently. It's hilarious from start to finish. I love "staring through a bag of Frito Lay"

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Gordon Downie – Chancellor Lyrics 13 years ago
Coke Machine Glow is such an excellent album. Some of Gord's best lyrics ever. I love the list of things vampires don't like. Such a strange a beautiful song.

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Stereolab – The Free Design Lyrics 13 years ago
It's funny, this song has none of the doubled-up vocal harmonies that characterized The Free Design's music and influenced Stereolab so much. For me, Dots & Loops is their most Free Design influenced album, but the Cobra opener, Fuses, could have come right off a Free Design album.

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Stereolab – Crest Lyrics 13 years ago
I met an Italian girl at the concert last week in NYC, she went on about how much she loved this song and wished they would play it. They didn't, but I made a new friend.

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Stereolab – Baby Lulu Lyrics 13 years ago
There's an anarchist philosopher, I forget his name, who talks about how anarchist will naturally always be in the minority, but that it is the anarchist's role to serve as a check on the rest of society, to point out it's flaws. So the project is not utopian, but to always push further.

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Stereolab – ...Sudden Stars Lyrics 13 years ago
I think this is a tribute to Mary Hanson.

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Stereolab – Barock-Plastik Lyrics 13 years ago
Is this an attack on the idea of romantic love? Is the dream of the romantic couple, isolated in their individual world, living only for each other a hinderance to social progress? I love the wonky bass-line.

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Stereolab – Sadistic Lyrics 13 years ago
This is one of my favorite Stereolab songs. I think the key is in the title. All of this, is of course true, but it is sadistic. But is it more sadistic to tell the truth or let people wallow in illusion?

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Daisy Chainsaw – Natural Man Lyrics 13 years ago
This is one of my favorite songs. It's about egotism.

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Frank Black – Superabound Lyrics 13 years ago
There's so much going on in this song, it's hard to know where to start. Well, it's been said that Frank's "ticket to the freaks" was a tab of acid or two, but I don't know if that's neccessary. The song in general is about how even though there are some strange things in this world, like bigfoots, con men, (PT "There's a sucker born every minute" Barnum once put up a sign that said "This Way to the Great Egress" and charged money for it. Egress is a word for exit.) and space travel, sometimes you still don't know what to do with yourself.

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Frank Black – Space Is Gonna Do Me Good Lyrics 13 years ago
Frank's sick of the adult world, he'd rather fast-forward to the sci-fi future, when California's fallen into the sea leaving "the islands of Phoenix" in the aftermath. He's ready for outerspace...

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Frank Black – Pie In The Sky Lyrics 13 years ago
That's exactly right Thundercat, the closest star is Proxima Centauri, four light years away. The universe is both infinite and expanding at the same time. Great song.

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Frank Black – Headache Lyrics 13 years ago
A Wrinkle In Time is a really awesome and really weird children's book about extra-terrestrial beings, psychic powers and travel to other planets. Right up Frank Black's alley.

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Frank Black – Freedom Rock Lyrics 13 years ago
One of my favorite songs but my ex-girlfriend used to hate it. It's pretty self-explainatory. Music (and life in general) is in the ear of the beholder.

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Frank Black – Fiddle Riddle Lyrics 13 years ago
I think you're right there, Hawkeye. I love that last verse, how machines live on even though the humans have gone.

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Frank Black – Fazer Eyes Lyrics 13 years ago
Frank Black really went hardcore into the UFO stuff at the end of the Pixies and the beginning of his solo career. This sounds like a love song, but I think the "fazer eyes" don't belong to a girl, but to a monitoring UFO...

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Frank Black – Calistan Lyrics 13 years ago
I really have no idea what this one is about, but it's clearly nostalgic. Maybe it's about the way California or the West in general used to be. Yeah, it seems like the land used to belong to the Navajo, then to Mexico, then to the Americans aka John Wayne...

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Frank Black – Big Red Lyrics 13 years ago
Oh, these Teenager of the Year songs are so great! I can't believe no on has written about them. I'll take on every one, here goes...

This song is about the terraforming and colonization of Mars. They go from Red, to Green with struggling vegetation, to Blue, with actual seas and oceans they make by melting the ice caps. You can pair this song with Punk Rock City from The Cult of Ray to make a Mars duo. I'm sure there's a Pixies song about Mars to make it a trilogy...

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Nellie McKay – Suitcase Song Lyrics 13 years ago
This is a great before/after work song, when you really don't want to go in or you're glad you're leaving. One of her best songs.

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Pixies – Motorway To Roswell Lyrics 13 years ago
Haha, I love that Robram mentions The Kree! And the Skrulls too!

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Throwing Muses – Teller Lyrics 13 years ago
I like how she purposely confuses bank teller with fortune-teller. Excellent.

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Throwing Muses – Cowbirds Lyrics 13 years ago
When she says "Jesus Christ that rose is red" it sends shivers down my spine!

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Madvillain – Great Day Lyrics 13 years ago
This is my favorite song on the album. I like the laid back, easy going mood to it. I like to play this on my ipod before I leave the house, it puts me in a villainous mood.

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Madvillain – Accordian Lyrics 13 years ago
It's pretty much just a freestyle, with some great lines in it.

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King Geedorah – Fazers Lyrics 13 years ago
I love this song, this album is fantastic. I love all the monster movie referrences, especially "Been on Saturday feature, pleased to meet ya."

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King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man Lyrics 13 years ago
Excellent trich daddy, I think you're right.

This is one of the best rock songs ever. Very "punk" .

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The Fall – Cab It Up! Lyrics 13 years ago
Drunken suits on a bender in NYC. This song perfectly captures what it's like hopping in and out of cabs up and down the city. Great song.

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The Tragically Hip – The Bear Lyrics 13 years ago
Yeah, I prefer to think it's a bout a real bear, it's more fun that way. I love this song.

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The Tragically Hip – We'll Go Too Lyrics 13 years ago
a song about the inevitability of death.

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Beck – In A Cold Ass Fashion Lyrics 14 years ago
I think this is kind of taking the piss at himself, at his own "gimmick wagon", white boy novelty raps. He's a real O.G., "original glue sniffer." At the same time, it's one of his best flowing raps.

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